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Harold Varner


Congrats on your rookie year! What is that like being on the PGA Tour? It is good. It is good. I am enjoying myself for sure.

How did you get your start in the game? My dad played golf. Being around him, he played every Sunday. I got a little hook to it, but he introduced me to the game.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has the reputation for being one of the more fun stops. What are you most looking forward to? Just playing in front of that many people going nuts. I think that is going to be pretty fun because I would be one of those people going nuts if I wasn’t playing golf.

What is your favorite course? Pebble Beach is right up there. I played there once. There are a lot of good ones; Quail Hallow is pretty good in Charlotte.

Who is your biggest mentor? My college coach. Also, my dad.

Do you have any rituals prior to games? None. Zero, actually.

Off the course, where can we find you? At the local bar, probably. Either that or on the golf course wherever I am at. 

What are your goals for 2016? Just retaining my card, more than anything. I want to win.